Busy Pecan Basmati Rice is a Hit! #Success

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

This past year has been a little crazy for us around here. I know a lot of you followed our adventures during the seven months my nonnykin, (hush!  We don’t say the “G” word around here!) Kennedy lived with us while her mom was fulfilling US Air Force obligations that required her to travel. Gaby started snowboarding during that time, was still taking 6 dance classes, and to make a long story short, as a result of being busier than anything, organized meal times went straight out the window.

Kennedy went back home when her mom moved bases back to the United States in May, but things haven’t calmed down at all. In fact, we’ve gotten even busier during the summer months. Gaby took up skateboarding, we’ve been hitting every waterpark we can find, and are at the beach as often as we can, where Gaby’s discovered a love for body-boarding. Surfing lessons are just around the corner!  Now that fall is rolling up on us, not only do we have school starting in a little over a week; Gaby’s started Pop Warner cheer, and with that comes myriad practice nights during the week and then games on the weekends. I don’t even have to mention (for the hundredth time) what happens once the snow flies . . . break out the coffee thermos and thermal underwear!

Success Busy Pecan Basmati Rice

So, with more time spent outside of the kitchen than inside, I need to maximize what little time I have and make sure I’m feeding my family something other than sandwiches and soup every night. It gets old after a while, and leaves my husband feeling like he’d have better luck foraging around in the shrubbery for a meal, than having soup and sandwiches on repeat during the week. That’s where Success® Basmati Rice comes in! 

Combine my lack of time, with a serious scarcity of counter space in my kitchen (and when I say “scarcity” I’m not joking. Bachelor apartments have more kitchen/counter space than I do), and I end up needing to make the most of what little time I have available to fix a great tasting, wholesome meal for my family. We love rice, but I can’t cook it to save my life.  “Get a rice cooker!” you say.  Well, I have no counter space and very little other free space in which to store a rice cooker. See where I’m going with this?  I need an idiot-proof way to cook tasty rice that doesn’t require additional counter or cupboard space. The most important part?  The rice has to cook perfectly with no hassle and it has to taste amazing!  I get all of that with Success® boil-in-bag Basmati Rice!

While it’s a boil-in-bag rice, Success® is the only boil-in-bag Basmti rice. It’s BPA-free boil-in-bag is pre-portioned/pre-measured, which means no hassle when cooking it. It always turns out perfectly. Actually, it turns out beautifully!

Here, let me show you one of my favorite ways to prepare Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice.  My Busy Pecan Basmati Rice using Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice is quick, easy and absolutely delicious! Huge bonus, it has pecans which are my favorite nut! The pecans work perfectly with the subtle nuttiness that’s present in Basmati rice, and give the dish a wonderful crunch!

Success Busy Pecan Basmati Rice

Did I already mention how much I love pecans?  Well, I do. Yum!

Success Busy Pecan Basmati Rice

Busy Pecan Basmati Rice with Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice

(recipe adapted from Yummly)

1 box Success Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice

2 32-ounce cans/boxes of chicken broth

1 tablespoon softened butter

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon freshly group black pepper

Pour chicken broth into large pan.  Add in all 4 of the Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice packets and bring to a boil.  Continue boiling for 8-10 minutes. Carefully remove boil-in-bag packets from pan and let drain for a moment. Empty rice into medium size dish. Add butter, pecans, parsley, cumin and black pepper. Combine ingredients until well mixed.  Serve. Typically this will serve six.

I usually grill chicken breasts to go with this, and then steam some fresh green beans and baby carrots.

Success Busy Pecan Basmati Rice

With Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice, I can get a tasty, dinner on the table, quickly and easily, saving me time and hassle, especially when we’re so crunched for time between school, sports and family fun!

With four varieties available, Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice, Success® White Rice, Success® Fragrant Thai Jasmine Rice, and my personal favorite, Success® Basmati Rice,  there really are limitless ways you can prepare Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice. Have a favorite ethnic rice dish?  Why not try preparing it with any one of the four Success® boil-in-bag rices? If you need a little inspiration, head out to the Success site for tempting recipes and suggestions!

How would you prepare your favorite variety of Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

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